Monday, June 21, 2010

Ceramic Tile Pendant

Here's a fun craft idea from The DIY Dish!  This is a simple and very inexpensive project that would be a fun summer project to make with a group of family or friends.

Take This...

and This...

add some scrapbook paper, acrylic sealer and a glue-on bail to make this fun pendant...

It's pretty much the same technique used to make these tile coaster...

Here are a few tips for making these pendants...

1.  Use heavier card stock scrapbook paper to avoid bubbles when Mod Podging
2.  Avoid buying tiles with sharp, unfinished edges
3.  Use a glossy sealer to give the pendant a nice shine
4.  Mod Podge paper to the back of each tile to cover the rough surface and avoid snags on your clothing
5.  Add rub-ons or stickers to personalize your pendant

You can sand the edges to a vintage look...

Or leave them squared...


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  1. Thanks for the tips and the reminder that I can do this! Yours look great!

  2. I've always loved these!! Such a great way to beef up our jewelery collections for cheap!! Thanks for sharing your great tips!! Your's turned out so fabulous!! Great job!

  3. Those coasters are great! what size tile did you use? New follower looking forward to seeing more great ideas!

  4. I used 4x4 tiles from Lowes for the coasters. They were $.16 each and came in white and off-white. I believe they also sell similar tiles at Home Depot.

  5. I love this idea! I have seen those and wanted one, now I can make my own. Thanks for posting a how to!!!



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